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How does regular tutoring helps students?

There are numerous studies and scientific literature demonstrating the positive effects of tutoring. These studies report that tutoring improves academic performance along with developing an ability to persist and maintain a positive mental attitude about schooling in general. In fact, it is for the same reason that tutoring is utilized as one of the key supplemental educational programs in schools, colleges, university campuses.

In a typical school setting, it may not be possible for a teacher to focus on each and every student and their problem areas on a daily basis. Whereas, tutoring gives much needed individual attention that your child deserves. A tutor will identify the problem areas and focuses on the corrective actions. Topics that are concerning your child will be re-introduced to them in a simple and easy way to understand. Once the topic is well understood, your child becomes more independent in completing their work. On top of it, they are provided with extra practice worksheets to retain their conceptual understanding. During their next classes at school, students find themselves focusing better and learn better. After few tutoring sessions, students start achieving higher grades and experience greater level of confidence. In the long run, tutoring will have a positive impact on their mental health, persistence, and retention. It has been observed that tutored students sometimes outperform in their exams. 

If you still have questions about how tutoring helps, please feel free to contact us.  

Literature: 

bloom-two-sigma.pdf (mit.edu) 

Benjamin S. Bloom is professor of Education, University of Chicago and Northwestern University compared students under conventional, mastery and tutoring settings. It was found that the average tutored students was above 98% of the students in control class.

List of Mathematics competitions

CMS Competitions

Below is a list of CMS hosted competitions. 

Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC)  

Open to all elementary and secondary school students. Available in English and French. A Canadian Mathematical Society competition. 

Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition (CMGC)  

CMGC is a new Canadian math competition open to students in grades K-8, with questions based primarily on grade 5-8 curriculum. 

CMO Qualifying Repêchage Competition 

The Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR or just Repêchage) is an invitation-only contest that serves as a qualifier for the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO). 

Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO) 

An advanced competition written by invitation only. A Canadian Mathematical Society competition. 

The Canadian Junior Mathematical Olympiad  

CJMO is an Olympiad style competition for younger students. Like for the CMO, the invitation to the CJMO is based on the results of the COMC and the Repêchage. Invitees will be the top students in grade 10 and below. 

Provincial Competitions

Alberta 

Alberta High School Mathematics Competition 

For high school students in Alberta. Students in the Northwest Territories and junior high students may also apply to write. Available in English. 

Calgary Elementary School Math Contest 

For grade 4, 5, and 6 students attending elementary school in Calgary and surrounding areas. Available in English. 

Calgary Junior Math Contest 

Primarily for Grade 9 students, but all junior high students attending schools in Calgary and surrounding districts are eligible. Available in English and French. 

Edmonton Junior High Math Contest 

For Grade 9 and lower grade students in the Edmonton school district. Available in English. 

Edmonton Junior High Mathematics Invitational 

For junior high students in Alberta. Available in English.  

National and Regional Competitions

Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences (APICS) Mathematics Competition  

For undergraduate students from Atlantic Canadian universities. Students compete in teams of two. 

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest 

For grades 1-12. Available in English or French. Information about the international Math Kangaroo contest can be found here

Caribou Mathematics Competition  

International online contest for grades 2-12. Available in English, French, Persian and Chinese (Mandarin). 

Euclid Mathematics Contest 

For students in their final year of secondary school and motivated students in lower grades. Available in English and French. 

Fryer, Galois and Hypatia Mathematics Contests 

For students in Grades 9 (Fryer), 10 (Galois) and 11 (Hypatia). Available in English and French. 

Gauss Mathematics Contests 

For students in Grades 7 and 8 and interested students from lower grades. Available in English and French. 

Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Mathematics Contests 

For students in Grades 9 (Pascal), 10 (Cayley) and 11 (Fermat). Available in English and French. 

The Virtual Mathematical Marathon 

For students in grades 3-12. Available in English and French. 

The Purple Comet!  

Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually since 2003. 

Foreign Competitions that allow Canadian Participation

The MAA American Mathematics Competitions has 3 levels 

American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8):  

AMC’s middle school level competition* 

American Mathematics Competition 10/12 (AMC 10/12):  

AMC’s high school level competition* 

American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME): 

AMC’s invitational competition for high scoring AMC 10/12 participants